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make up for sth

phrasal verb with make uk   /meɪk/  us   /meɪk/ verb (made, made)
B2 to take the ​place of something ​lost or ​damaged or to compensate for something ​bad with something good: No ​amount of ​money can make up for the ​death of a ​child. This year's good ​harvest will make up for last year's ​bad one. [+ -ing verb] He ​bought me ​dinner to make up for being so late the ​day before.

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in Chinese (Simplified) 补偿,弥补…
in Turkish telafi etmek, gidermek, iş görmek…
in Russian возмещать ущерб…
in Chinese (Traditional) 補償,彌補…
in Polish wynagrodzić coś, zrekompensować coś…
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